Art-a-Whirl ®, which is the largest art crawl in the US is coming up!! I have never been to it, let alone been in it, so this is my maiden voyage! I hear it is a great time!! If you google Art-a Whirl ® 2018, or google NEMAA.org, (Northeast Minneapolis Artists Association), you can find out all the events happening, and believe me, it's quite a line-up! Also check out my building's website, Casketarts.com for what's happening at our place! It's Friday May 18th, 5-10. Saturday May 19th 12-8, and I'm closed Sunday, as we have a family obligation, but the rest of the show is from 12-5.
At our building, which is the Casket Arts Building, there will be entertainment, food trucks, brewery beer offerings, custom cocktails in the basement lounge, Red Stag Supper Club, Great Dane Rescue, (as in really cool dogs walking around), a marching band parade out back, spin art, face-painting, just to name a few events! Behind my building is the Franconia Sculpture Park and our Carriage House, which has more artist. ( check out Franconia .org and click on Art-a Whirl® and they have a daily event line-up) Opening day, 5-8 they have an Opening Ceremony hosted by two comedians, Edison High school Marching Band, Silver Lake Symphonic Woodwinds, Chaos Combat Marching Band, the Southside Battle Train, an appearance by Smoky the Bear, haircuts, and a reality show cook off (7pm) rain date is Saturday May 19th. Saturday May 19th they are going to do a live iron pour from 12-4. Gosh...this sounds like too much fun!! Their web site does a great job explaining what it all is! They are rarely open so this is a great opportunity to check out some really cool "stuff"!
There is a trolly that shuttles folks to the different buildings in the area too. I hear it's a good idea to just uber in as parking can be tricky. I also hear it's really fun!! So if you are free and up for an adventure, come check it out! It's family friendly too! There are over 100 artists in my building and I hear it's a pleasant building to explore as it's not as huge as some of the others. So hope to see you there!! We are at 681 17th Ave North East, North East Mpls. I'm in studio 160. Come explore why North East Minneapolis was voted by USA today as the Reader's Choice for best art district in the US!! Whew!!! Cheers!